It’s a great week for new music in Vancouver and Victoria! Here are a few of the many events to choose from (unless you have a teleportation device or evil twin, in which case, see them all):
November 1 – Wall Soundscape No. 1- Organized by Alfredo Santa Ana, Wall Composer in Residence, and Emily Molnar, Artistic Director of Ballet BC, this is a free concert, 12:30 pm at the Plaza outside the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street. Music is performed by a 12-piece brass band consisting of some of Vancouver’s finest brass players – Alexander Cannon, conductor.
November 2 – Chucho Valdes quartet at the Chan Centre (UBC Campus), preceded by Ava Grayson’s “Chanfare” – more info here.
November 3, 4, and 5 – The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra plays Edward Top’s “Symphony Golden Dragon” as well as less recently-composed orchestral hits at the Orpheum…info and tickets here. Nov. 3 and 5 concerts at 8pm, Nov. 4 at 2pm.
November 3 and 4 – The Erato Ensemble performs music by tons (Tons!) of BC composers, including Diane Berry, Matthew Emery, William George, Evan Harding, Adam Hill, Leila Lustig, David MacIntyre, Daniel Marshall, Martin Ritter, Alvaro Rojas, Remy Siu, Glenn Sutherland, Russell Wallace, and Chris Kovarik’s specially-commissioned “Love and Other Absurdities.” Nov. 3 concert 8pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church, Nov. 4 concert 3pm at the Canadian Music Centre. More info here and tickets here. N.B. Beware the time change Saturday night! CMC Erato concert begins at 3pm but if you have any doubt, their phone number is 604-734-4622 – call and confirm!
November 5 – Ensemble Contemporain de Montreal brings its Generation 2012 tour, brand new music by up-and-coming composers Annesley Black, Gabriel Dharmoo, Marielle Groven and Riho Esko Maimets, conducted by Véronique Lacroix, to the SFU campus downtown. 8:00 pm start (time change from 7:30 pm just confirmed), Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre. Info here and here.
November 6 –
Music on Main’s Month of Tuesdays concerts continue with Jane Coop, Nikolai Maloff and Sergei Saratovsky, piano – music by Shchedrin, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and others (who don’t start with S.) 8pm at the Cellar, 3611 Broadway. Doors open at 7pm, food and drinks are available. More info here, tickets here. MUSIC ON MAIN IS SOLD OUT!
November 6 – Friends of Chamber Music present the Pavel Haas quartet performing mostly modern repertoire including Schnittke’s third quartet and Britten’s second. 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Info here, tickets here.
November 6 – DATE CHANGE! – Standing Wave presents N O R T H E R N V I S I O N S – 8pm at the Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver. Music of Fabian Svensson, John Luther Adams, Rolf Wallin, Terrry Riley, Thorkell Sigurdbjornson, and a new piece by Daniel Janke. Georgia Straight article about the concert here, tickets via the Cultch, here.